After kids, well, let’s just say it’s a different story. . .
Here's what it's like to celebrate Valentine's Day as a couple before kids... and after kids.
Before kids: Ohh, I hope he gets me flowers!
After kids: Ohh, I hope he takes the trash out!
Before kids: What sexy underwear should I wear?
After kids: “Take your brother’s underwear off your head!”
Before kids: Romantic restaurant time!
After kids: Heart-shaped pancake time!
Before kids: THIS is the perfect Valentine’s Day card.
After kids: Those are the most beautiful scribbles I’ve ever seen.
Before kids: Let me light some candles. . .
After kids: Candles are a fire hazard and you may not have them until you are approximately 30 years old. Do not look at candles. Do not talk about candles. Do not even think about candles.
Before kids: John Legend gets me in the mood.
After kids: Raffi makes me feel insane.
Before kids: Secretly, I just hope for chocolates.
After kids: CHOCOLATE IS THE MESSIEST FOOD ON EARTH WHYGODWHY.
Before kids: Why don’t we book a romantic vacation somewhere?
After kids: Should we book a trip to Disney? Again?
Before kids: Maybe we’ll shower together. . .
After kids: When’s the last time I showered?
Before kids: "I wonder if he'll surprise me with a night out on the town?
After kids: "I wonder if we'll stay up for an episode of "The Crown" tonight?"
Before kids: Let’s grab a drink at our favorite bar.
After kids: WINE ME ON THE COUCH.
Before kids: I’d love it if we stayed up late talking and snuggling.
After kids: I’d love it if we went to sleep at 8 pm.
Before kids: Sexy. Time.
After kids: “Mommy, what are you and daddy doing?”